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Translating Cultures: lessons, legacies and future directions

Event date Event time Event location
04/04/2019 Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Since its launch in 2012, the AHRC ‘Translating Cultures’ theme has provided the opportunity for researchers to engage with the meanings for their work of translation, with the term understood in its broadest sense.

To date, the theme has funded over one hundred projects from across the disciplines within the Arts and Humanities. These have covered a wide geographical and temporal spread and have engaged with translation in a variety of contexts, facilitating the development of many partnerships with organisations in the UK and internationally, including NGOs, libraries, museums, cultural organisations and charities.

As the Translating Cultures theme draws to a close in 2019, we are bringing together a variety of award holders to reflect on lessons learned and the legacy of the theme, at a time when issues of translation, interpreting and multilingualism are increasingly central to the social and political climate. The conference is organised in association with our long-term partners at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London. We are pleased to welcome two keynote speakers, Prof David Gramling (University of Arizona) and Prof Susan Bassett (University of Warwick). There will also be a number of panels featuring many of our award holders alongside theme partners. Panels to be featured include :

  • Translating Creativity
  • Translating Research: The Role of Partnerships
  • Translating Cultures Across the Disciplines
  • Translation in Society
  • Translation as Research
  • Translating Cultures in International Contexts

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This event is run association in with the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London and will be in held in the Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, London.

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Last Booking Date for this Event: 28 March 2019

The full programme will be announced shortly. The timings for the events are as follows:

Thursday 4 April

09:15-10:00 - Registration

10:00-17:00 - Conference

18:00-20:00 - Drinks Reception

Friday 5 April

09:00-09:30 - Registration

09:30-16:30 - Conference 


If you have any enquiries about this event, please contact Hannah Dutton (AHRC Theme Leadership Administrator, 'Translating Cultures'):


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